Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Great Northern Diver - Clowbridge Reservoir, Lancs - 28th Nov 2007.

Peter Grice rang just before 09:00 with news that he had just discovered yet another Great Northern Diver at Clowbridge Reservoir... his 3rd for the site!
An adult-type, the bird showed mainly in the centre of the reservoir, but did venture to within feet of the opposite bank on a couple of occasions. A magnificent beast! The above images are videograbs through the Leica 77mm in grim conditions of low cloud and rain.
Bill Berry still hadn't seen the Waddington Fell Great Grey Shrike, so we drove there next and were fortunate to eventually see the bird perched on wires immediately south of the Quarry at 13:30 despite the poor visibility with low cloud a problem.
Nothing to report at Fishmoor tonight Gull-wise. I didn't arrive until 15:00 and conditions were terrible for the first c45 mins so the Glauc, if it did come in early could have been on the roosting roof throughout, but certainly didn't appear on the water until c16:10 when i left. 16 Goosander and a Goldeneye present.
Off to the lakes for a couple of nights from tomorrow, staying at the property on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windemere which has produced Hawfinch fests in past visits. Fingers crossed for another.